Comparison of three types of white powder suspensions for the recovery of fingerprints on wetted nonporous surfaces

Niamh Nic Daéid, Stephanie Carter, Kenny Laing

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Three white powder suspensions (Wetwop, Wet Powder, and a titanium dioxide powder formula) were tested on fingerprints that had been deposited on several nonporous surfaces, submerged in water, and then dried. The white powder suspensions performed comparably well across all surface types tested. However, the optimum powder suspension was determined to be Wetwop.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)590-599
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Forensic Identification
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008


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